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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MUSIC FOR THE CHILDREN

played by Richard Crean and his Orchestra. Introduced by Derek McCulloch ('Mac').

Contributors

Played By: Richard Crean
Introduced By: Derek McCulloch

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: 'POSTMAN'S KNOCK'

\ A street in a seaside town welcomes the postman on Christmas morning

: 'MUSICAL MEMORIES'

4 Songs from the shows: on records

: CHRISTMAS CAROLS

sung by the Welsh Singers, conducted by Idris Lewis

Contributors

Unknown: Idris Lewis

: Christmas Bells

Greetings from the belfries of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; St. Nicholas Church, Carrickfergus; the Lerwick J Carillon; St. John's Church, Cardiff; Thornbury Church, Gloucestershire; Allesley Church, Coventry; and the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

: CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE

from the village church of Stonegate, Sussex. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Andrew Young
0 come. all ye faithful
) General Thanksgiving ( The Lord's Prayer
Te Deum
Lesson: St. Luke 2. vv. 1-20
IBenedictus
Creed and Prayers
While shepherds watched their flocks Sermon
Hark, the herald angels sing
Blessing
V Organist, Sarah M. GrifBths

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Andrew Young
Organist: Sarah M. Grifbths

: Uninterrupted Music

played by the Portland Light Orchestra. directed by Fred Alexander

Contributors

Directed By: Fred Alexander

: 'MRS. MOPP'S MERRY CHRISTMAS'

with Dorothy Summers as Mrs. Mopp.
/ Script by Ted Kavanagh. Produced by ' Jacques Brown.

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Script By: Ted Kavanagh.
Produced By: Jacques Brown.

: BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA j

Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: John Watt introduces ' SONGS FROM THE SHOWS '

with Marie Burke , Clarice Mayne , Edward Markillie , Billie Baker , Hamish Menzies , the Radio Revellers, and C. Denier Warren. BBC Revue Chorus. Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Frank Can tell. Produced by Henry Reed.

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Burke
Unknown: Clarice Mayne
Unknown: Edward Markillie
Unknown: Billie Baker
Unknown: Hamish Menzies
Unknown: C. Denier Warren.
Conducted By: Frank Can
Produced By: Henry Reed.

: Train Easy!

from a Training Centre, Hounslow, with Richard Murdoch, Kenneth Horne, Jeanne de Casalis, Gloria Brent, and Sam Costa
At the pianos, George Myddleton and Alan Paul. Script by Kenneth Horne, Richard Murdoch, and Jeanne de Casalis. Produced by Bryan Sears and Jack Inglis.

Contributors

Comedian: Richard Murdoch
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
Comedienne: Jeanne de Casalis
Unknown: Gloria Brent
Unknown: Sam Costa
Pianist: George Myddleton
Pianist: Alan Paul.
Script: Kenneth Horne
Script: Richard Murdoch
Script: Jeanne De Casalis
Producer: Bryan Sears
Producer: Jack Inglis

: CALLING HOME'

Christmas messages from Forces overseas, relayed by Sandy Macpher son at the theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPher

: ' SCARLET AND GOLD '

Band of the Grenadier Guards, conducted by Captain F. J. Harris , Director of Music, Grenadier Guards.

Contributors

Unknown: Captain F. J. Harris

: 'OLD-TIME DANCE MUSIC'

played by Harry Davidson and his
Those were the Days ' Orchestra
Script written and programme introduced by Patric Curwen

Contributors

Played By: Harry Davidson
Duced By: Patric Curwen

: ' KENTUCKY MINSTRELS'

A black-faced minstrel show, devised and produced by Harry S. Pepper

Contributors

Produced By: Harry S. Pepper

: Cartoon for Christmas

Presenting the songs from Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
With Wynne Ajello, Val Merrall, Mary O'Farrell, Malcolm Graeme, Rita Williams, and Sheila Moloney. Augmented Revue Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Frank Cantell.
Orchestrations by Wally Wallond.
Continuity music composed and arranged by Jack Beaver. Film adaptation by John Watt. Additional verse and dialogue by Terence Stanford. Produced by Douglas Moodie.

Contributors

Unknown: Wynne Ajello
Unknown: Val Merrall
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Malcolm Graeme
Unknown: Rita Williams
Unknown: Sheila Moloney.
Conducted By: Frank Can
Unknown: Wally Wallond.
Arranged By: Jack Beaver.
Unknown: John Watt.
Dialogue By: Terence Stan
Produced By: Douglas Moodie.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Children to Children '
How children in Europe celebrate Christmas. ('Uncle Mac' writes about his Christmas programme on page 11)

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Sport

followed by Interlude

: The Radio Pantomime 'JACK AND THE BEANSTALK'

Written, composed, and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe , with orchestrations by Frederick Chappelle. Produced by Ernest Longstaffe and Peter Duncan
BBC Revue Chorus and augmented BBC Revue Orchestra

Contributors

Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe
Unknown: Frederick Chappelle.
Produced By: Ernest Longstaffe
Produced By: Peter Duncan
Spirit of Pantomime: John Bentley
Dame Jill: Miriam Ferris
Son Jack: Leonard Henry
Daughter Jill: Wynne Ajello
Aggie the Cow: Roy Fenton
The Old Retainer: John Rorke
The Prince: Clarence Wright
The Giant: Gordon Parfitt
The Hen: Roy Fenton
The Harp: Constance Fraser

: CHILDREN'S PARTY

from the Ashford Residential
School, Middlesex, with Jack Train , Jack Cooper , and Reg . Leopold and his Players. Introduced by John Ellison

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Jack Cooper
Unknown: Reg Leopold
Duced By: John Ellison

: 'THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN'

A new musical fantasy, based on the poem by Robert Browning. Radio script and lyrics by Gordon Crier. Music and production by Henry Reed
Music played by Billy Ternent and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Browning.
Unknown: Gordon Crier.
Production By: Henry Reed
Played By: Billy Ternent
The Pied Piper: Geoffrey Dunn
The Mayor of Hamelin: Frederick Burtwell
Town Clerk: Gordon Crier
First burgher: Michael Hordern
Second burgher: Charles Hawtrey
Peter the crippled boy: Marie Therese
Peter s mother: Esther Coleman
The Rat King: Jack Melford

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

Appeal by the Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden M.P. ,, on behalf of the British ' Wireless for the Blind' Fund (registered under the Blind Persons Act,1920)
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden M.P.
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden

: 'ARTHUR ASKEY'S CHRISTMAS PARTY'

from the Junction Cocoa Rooms, Dagenham. Everyone is invited. Arthur's invitation is on page 4

: « FAREWELL, MISS JULIE LOGAN'

A wintry tale by J. M. Barrie , being the diary of the Rev. Adam Yestreen for the month of December, 1860, in which is set down all that befell him in a snowbound Highland glen
The story dramatised by Moultrie R. Kelsall and produced in collaboration with James Crampsey

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Unknown: Rev. Adam Yestreen
Dramatised By: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Unknown: James Crampsey

: CHRISTMAS SONGS

sung by the BBC Chorus Conducted by Cyril Gell

Contributors

Conducted By: Cyril Gell








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